This is a three ring circus that Obama has created. Obama is the ring master, these are his people, it’s his administration. Anything that happened is his responsibility. But frankly, I think that it is much ado about nothing. I don’t want to know about the sexual exploits of anyone. I simply don’t care, unless it involves a crime. None of this involved anything illegal, except maybe on the part of the FBI agent who started the whole thing.
The real reason that this circus was created was created at precisely this time was to relegate the Benghazi fiasco to side show status and prevent Petraeus from testifying. Petraeus had just returned from a Middle East fact finding trip and was in the process of writing up a report in preparation for his testimony to Congress. Obama couldn’t let that happen.
What if it turns out that someone high up in the Obama administration blackmailed Petraeus into giving a false briefing on September 14? A briefing that corroborated Obama's fake YouTube scenario for Benghazi? That's where this is headed.
“But frankly, I think that it is much ado about nothing. I dont want to know about the sexual exploits of anyone. I simply dont care, unless it involves a crime. None of this involved anything illegal, except maybe on the part of the FBI agent who started the whole thing.”
Though I suspect that political and ulterior motives are driving this episode, I can’t agree that an affair doesn’t matter when a CIA director is involved. It creates vulnerability to blackmail, potentially critical discontinuities in agency management and effectiveness, excuses for counter-espionage investigations for political purposes, potential leaking of secrets by indiscrete lovers, etc. This case shows worse judgement than simple sex with a bimbo; Ms. Broadwell was an intelligent, ambitious player, whose career was enhanced by special access. Perhaps she was enamored, perhaps pretending. Unless there is something very devious at play, Petraeus’s poor judgement let down his team.